Dewhurst Leads Cruz by 9 Points

In a new poll, David Dewhurst is backed by 40 percent of likely voters in Texas, while Ted Cruz is supported by 31 percent. Trailing both is Tom Leppert at 17 percent. The online poll was conducted by University of Texas/Texas Tribune.

Meanwhile, Rick Perry appears in a new ad for Dewhurst:

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